Despite the rain, Willie Nelson's 1987 Farm Aid concert at Memorial Stadium drew 69,000 people and raised $1.7 million for farmers during the 1980s farm crisis.
George Norris is remembered as both an influential US senator and a dignified, gentle man. But he could still go off on someone when he needed to.
With the Husker football team 0-3 for the first time since 1945, this is a good time to remember when young Tom Osborne thought about hanging it up.
Everything has a historical context, even the roads you drive on. Omaha's Military Avenue has a history that stretches back to the 1847 Mormon road to Utah.
1930s Lincoln loved novelty food stands. Our favorite was the root beer stand that was shaped like root beer, but if root beer had eyes and hair and could smile.
You might think that settlers or the state government were Nebraska's biggest boosters in the 1870s, but you'd be wrong. They weren't the ones running an international Nebraska promotion. It was two specific railroads.
Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today we highlight the Calamus Valley, once a hunting ground of the Pawnee, Sioux, and Omaha, but later the site of conflict.
Our reference staff can sometimes seem like historical detectives, searching for clues to figure out mysteries that the public needs help with. This is one of those times.
A glimpse into History Nebraska's own past! This photo shows three men working in our Archeology Lab in 1935.
The 1874 state fair in Omaha was supposed to be a chance for Nebraska to show off its agricultural potential. A massive swarm of Rocky Mountain locusts had different plans.